Tony Nominee Scott Ellis Will Direct NBC Pilot "One Big Happy"
11 Feb 2014
Photo by Monica Simoes
Multiple Tony nominee Scott Ellis, who is currently represented on Broadway with the revival of Machinal, will direct the NBC pilot "One Big Happy," according to Deadline.com.
Nick Zano will star in the multi-camera project for Warner Bros. TV and Ellen DeGeneres' A Very Good Production.
The series, according to Deadline, "centers on two platonic friends since childhood, a lesbian, Lizzy, and her straight male best friend, Luke (Zano) who have been living together and have been trying to have a baby via artificial insemination for some time. They finally get pregnant — just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life."
The script was penned by Liz Feldman, who is executive producing "One Big Happy" with DeGeneres and Kleeman.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.